Employee Engagement

Argos delivery drivers to strike over holiday pay failures

Argos’s delivery drivers at its key distribution centre have voted to strike for three days from 20 December. Unite union members voted by 83% to strike over what they say is a failure to pay holiday back pay for two years, amounting to an average of £700. Unite said it would cause “havoc and chaos” […]

EMBER GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF TRAINING CONSULTANCY – REAL RESULTS

Business services and customer management consultancy, Ember Group, today announces the acquisition of training consultancy, Real Results Training Limited – a specialist Learning & Development consultancy with expertise in the customer contact industry. Working in the UK and internationally, and for both private and public sector organisations, Ember Group has helped leading UK and global […]

FACEBOOK ENTERS THE WORLD OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WITH ITS WORKPLACE LAUNCH

Facebook’s private social networks for companies officially launches this week. After several years in private beta, the company’s Slack and Yammer competitor is now known simply as “Workplace,” and is available to companies, non-profits and educational institutions of any size. According to Facebook’s announcement, more than 1,000 organizations around the world are already using Workplace, with India, the […]

LIDL UK BOSS STEPS DOWN SUDDENLY TO BE REPLACED BY 34 YEAR OLD

The boss of Lidl’s UK business has left the company after overseeing the German discount supermarket chain’s rapid rise in the country. Ronny Gottschlich has been replaced as chief executive of Lidl Great Britain by 34 year-old Christian Hartnagel. Mr Gottschlich oversaw Lidl’s expansion to more than 630 stores in the six years he spent […]

Sports Direct shareholder holds ‘trust’ talks with troubled retailer

An influential shareholder group has said that it held “constructive” talks with the board of Sports Direct following the retailer’s annual general meeting and open day on Wednesday. The Investor Forum, consisting of investors holding assets worth more than £14 trillion, said discussions centred on how “trust can be re-built in the company and board”. […]